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1:36 AM
Q: The Grid World - Catastrophe

TroyDYou are a citizen of Grid Land and your job is to keep everyone safe. The Big Flood struck and the sums of each of the coordinates are: [10, 6, 4, 2, 10, 8, 100, 29] and you will have to decode it.(Dummy Mayor because he didnt put the actual ones...) One thing for sure is that all of them share t...

2:25 AM
Q: Please complete this number sequence

Deepthinker101(This is my original puzzle) Can you work out the number that fills in the question mark? 1,9,216,10000,?

3:13 AM
Q: A greedy cryptarithm

Culver Kwan Find all solutions to $$\begin{array}& & & &E&A&T\\& & &A&T&E\\+&E&A&T&E&N\\\hline&Y&U&M&M&Y\end{array}$$ Where different letters represents different digits from $0$ to $9$. Problem by myself

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4:39 AM
@oAlt Meaning "has next to it"? Hm.
5:17 AM
yeah. if my reading comprehension didn't wane yet, I'd say gareth implied that it's valid
May 26 at 9:38, by Gareth McCaughan
yeah, but "X has Y" would normally mean X then Y not Y then X, no?
5:40 AM
I don't like "has" for concatenation, and wouldn't use it at all myself
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7:36 AM
Agreed. But I would use "has" for inclusion (TE has OUCH = TOUCHE).
Q: Who broke the window?

user36514There is a broken window the in house. I asked who broke the window: Gregory: I was not! April : I didn’t do it. August: April was. June : August says the truth Two of them said the truth, and two of them lied. I asked them again: Gregory: It was June April: August didn’t do it August: April d...

8:00 AM
@msh210 i like this one... i believe it's (o > G)NUS
8:16 AM
@jafe yes indeed; and thanks
CCCC: Film about a couple of people (8)
8:34 AM
reminds me of the book title Two Girls, One on Each Knee (7)
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9:50 AM
That gave me a bit of a double-take because I'm pretty sure that same clue is mentioned (early on?) in a completely different girl-related-cryptic-clue-titled book (Sandy Balfour's "Pretty Girl in Crimson Rose") so I was initially convinced you must have got confused. (It turns out there is also a book called TGOOEK.)
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11:38 AM
(I have to admit I've never read either.)
Q: Eight campers and the right path

PsplIn the spirit of some of my Raymond Smullyan favorites, here's a relatively hard puzzle from a Dennis Shasha collection of $1988$: Eight kids and their guide are lost on a forest exactly one hour before night falls. They are on a glade from which four paths leave. The guide knows that one of the...

12:20 PM
@msh210 yep, "has" for inclusion is completely fine by me
12:56 PM
Q: How many ticktocks?

aminabzzThere's a broken clock. the interval between its two ticks is longer than usual so that it loses 6 minutes an hour. How many ticks should a blind person hear so that he/she be informed of real 6 minutes past?

Q: Cryptic Family Reunion: Won't you be my neighbor?

Jeremy DoverThe answer to this puzzle is a list of ten thematically related words or proper names or phrases. Each of these is clued cryptically, and the theme is to be determined. The clues are in a specific order which is part of the theme. Since the definition part of a cryptic clue would give away the th...

1:31 PM
I'm OK with "has" for inclusion or concatenation, but I don't think "'s" can mean "has" in that sense. I think "has" contracts to "'s" only when it's being an auxiliary as in "Fred has eaten the bananas" -> "Fred's eaten the bananas". You'd never go from "Fred has a brother" to "Fred's a brother". (Though I think that wasn't always true; I have a feeling there are examples of the latter construction in Shakespeare.)
1:48 PM
@Sphinx Rather unusual family members you've got, @JeremyDover. One has mysterious burns, one uploads malware, one's orchitis affected his spine somehow, and one flies nude with topless women.
@JeremyDover reeeeeeeeee
I knew what the theme was but I was too late D:
@msh210 :-) But seriously, if you have the chance to use orchitis in that context, I think you're obligated to. And "flown nude"? I'd like to say I couldn't resist, but I didn't really try to resist.
@JeremyDover :-)
@oAlt I figured this one was going to go pretty quickly. There are still a couple of answers missing wordplays, at least one of which I'm pretty pleased with.
2:11 PM
amazingly, we both cracked 6 at the same time. haven't parsed 8 correctly tho
ah, never mind
2:35 PM
Q: Reconstructing points based on the sum of their coordinates

Dmitry Kamenetsky9 points are drawn on a piece of paper with the following rules: Each point has integer coordinates $(x,y)$ that are between 1 and 10 inclusive. For each point there is exactly one other point so that their x-coordinates or their y-coordinates match. Two points cannot sit on top of each other. ...

3:09 PM
So in my CFR today, I tried a couple of devices to push the envelope...curious about feedback. First, I used "tagged in" as a definition-wordplay joiner, thinking in terms of a reference being "tagged in" Twitter. Love it, or shove it?
Q: Why is this question considered a math problem?

aminabzzI have asked this question recently. It's more likely a puzzle; because I have seen it in a puzzle quiz. Also, a math problem isn't asked in this way! Compare it to this one. This is really like a problem. it is dealing with technical mathematical staff like triangle's incircle. But since the ask...

3:40 PM
Hm, I don't get it.
Q: To be gold is to be good

mathA who-am-I riddle It can be said: To be gold is to be good; To be stone is to be nothing; To be glass is to be fragile; To be cold is to be cruel; Who/what am I?

4:13 PM
Q: Use me well and I am everybody

mathOne more who/what am I: Use me well and I am everybody, Scratch my back and I am nobody.

4:48 PM
What people say: "What did you come up with?"
What other people say: "Don't end a sentence with a proposition."
What the mockers say: "UP WItH What DId yOu CoMe?"
What Churchill (maybe?) said: "This is the sort of nonsense up with which I will not put."
Q: Anagram puzzles

FIreCase5 independent problems in a "self-help arrangement" (which helps you figure out, what the task is, without presenting an example) not left + up = honest tear + boy = jail five + I = kiln recursion + maize + confident = recursion uncommon/back + rage/span = anagram

5:05 PM
Just because it's on the Internet doesn't mean it's true
~~ Winston Churchill, 1956
You don't know me, but I'm on TV, so you can trust me
-Wildstyle, The Lego Movie
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6:17 PM
Q: Rubik's Revenge: Double Parity

SHWHow do I solve this double parity? Can both be solved at once OR need to solve center parity first and then corner parity or vice versa

6:39 PM

खाने, खेलà¥à¤¨à¥‡, सà¥à¤¤à¥à¤¨à¥‡
does anyone has any idea about it?
काठमाडौं, नेपाल
this one corresponds to a date
if anyone has any idea please tag me
7:13 PM
Where has this come from?
(I do have some ideas.)
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8:45 PM
I've tried CP-1252 to UTF-8, but it produces a mix of Arabic and invalid characters, and the Arabic doesn't make much sense through Google Translate.
9:38 PM
I have something better than that. But I don't think we should be trying to answer until we know the context.
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10:54 PM
Q: A Connecting Wall off the beaten track!

StivThis is an extended hybrid connect-wall puzzle which fuses components of the most common PSE strain (where group connections also have one final connection, which is the puzzle's answer) with a variety of connecting methods used in the original BBC TV series, Only Connect. This means that not all...

11:45 PM
Q: Reconstructing points based on the sum of their coordinates version 2

Dmitry Kamenetsky10 points are drawn on a piece of paper with the following rules: Each point has integer coordinates (𝑥,𝑦) that are between 1 and 10 inclusive. For each point there is exactly one other point with the same x-coordinate and exactly one other point with the same y-coordinate. The sum of the coo...


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